A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Kokopo in Papua New Guinea. Exact location of event, longitude 152.6913 East, latitude -4.773 South, depth = 50.09 km. The temblor was reported at 16:46:47 / 4:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/08/20 / 2020-08-23 16:46:47 / August 23, 2020 @ 4:46 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.09 km (31 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bjg0. Unique identifier: us6000bjg0.
Epicenter of the event was 67 km (41 miles) from Kokopo (c. 26 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Rabaul (c. 8 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rabaul, Kokopo. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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